N.C. State freshman Ted Kapita is reportedly likely to sign with an agent and turn pro.
N.C State freshman Ted Kapita will likely not be returning for his sophomore year, instead the 6-foot-8, 220-pound forward is reportedly leaning toward signing an agent in order to play professionally, per ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.
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N.C. State’s Ted Kapita likely to sign with an agent and play professionally, source told ESPN.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 18, 2017
For N.C State fans, it’s a huge blow to an already fragile frontcourt, as center Omer Yurtseven is still deciding whether or not he wants to remain in the NBA Draft.
Kapita struggled to find his footing in his inaugural season at N.C State, averaging just 4.3 points and 3.4 rebounds in 12.6 minutes per game, but when he played well, the Wolfpack were a tough team to beat. In N.C State’s 84-82 upset of Duke, Kapita recorded 14 points and 10 rebounds in 19 minutes in what was likely his best performance of the season.
He’s not projected to go in the NBA Draft, but he’s regarded as an outstanding athlete and could land on a pro roster with a European team. Standing at 6-foot-8, 22-pounds with a 7-foot-3 wingspan, the physical tools are all there.